Wellbeing

Occupational health research: diabetes

Occupational health research round-up for August 2017

This month’s look at occupational health research studies includes reports on the rising cost to employers of lifestyle illnesses and...

Grenfell, a human disaster

Could your organisation handle a human disaster?

4 Aug 2017

Recent events, including terrorist attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire, are a warning to employers to be prepared to handle...

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Sympathetic ear? Research suggests employers should re-think how managers and their line reports use EAPs.

Research on EAPs shows employers are missing out on all the benefits

3 Aug 2017

Research on employee assistance programmes suggests they are valued by employees, but employers are not yet gaining all the potential...

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Sedentary middle aged office workers' health

Sedentary middle-aged office workers’ health at risk

3 Aug 2017

Most middle-aged office staff now spend as much time sitting down as pensioners, research has suggested, and in the process...

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workplace mediation

How workplace mediation reduced conflict and stress during Barts hospital merger

2 Aug 2017

Workplace mediation can prevent conflict at work leading to disciplinary problems or sickness absence, but awareness is low in many...

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Confidentiality and consent: OH acts as a filter between the employee and their medical details, and the employer

Good practice when making occupational health referrals

2 Aug 2017

What are the do’s and don’ts when making referrals? In the first of a series of articles on the interface...

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Home-working, a recent promotion or increased use of email can all be causes of social isolation at work.

Why employers should address loneliness in the workplace

1 Aug 2017

With many employees feeling socially isolated at work, there are many ways employers can help prevent loneliness in the workplace,...

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The question of whether to enhance shared parental pay for fathers has featured in case law this year

Six important employment law cases in 2017

28 Jul 2017

The decision by the Supreme Court that the employment tribunal fees system is unlawful may be one of the most...

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Health screening at work

How to ensure health screening at work reaches all staff

6 Jul 2017

Employers need to ensure wellbeing programmes and health screening at work are relevant to all employees, argues Lee Gruskin. The...

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Government urged to prioritise mental health in the public sector

6 Jul 2017

The mental health charity Mind has urged the Government to make mental health in the public sector “a top priority”,...

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Flexible working is among the most commonly used wellbeing benefits, along with line manager training, carer support, home working and occupational health.

Three in four firms have an employee wellbeing strategy

5 Jul 2017

Nearly three-quarters (71%) of UK companies say they now either have or are implementing a wellbeing strategy during 2017, research...

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mental health in the workplace

The law and mental health in the workplace

5 Jul 2017

Employers must get to grips with mental health in the workplace with politicians focusing on the issue and recent case...

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Growing numbers of people will be working into older age, a period when many “critical illnesses” such as heart disease and cancer are most likely to be diagnosed

Managing workers with terminal illness: a guide

4 Jul 2017

With growing numbers of employees set to work into older age, managing those with terminal illness will be a priority...

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Workplace smoking ban 10 years on: Common employer queries

4 Jul 2017

On 1 July 2007, England introduced a ban on smoking in enclosed public places, including most workplaces. Ten years on,...

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Top 10 HR questions June 2017: Maximum workplace temperature

4 Jul 2017

With a temperature of 34.5°C recorded at Heathrow, 21 June 2017 was Britain’s hottest June day for 40 years.
Whether...

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